Random thought, since we're all still spitballing, but I'm wondering if the "focus using your eye" tech Canon is mentioning will also allow them to return to using normal eyecups? The EOS 3's eye position sensor was inside the viewfinder itself, and used normal removable eyecups. I desperately hope that the R3 also has user replaceable eyecups, because it drives me crazy that I can't swap the R5's eyepiece out. My weather covers work OK on the R5, but nothing near as nice as the replaceable ones on my 1DX2 and 5D3.
Yes, a removable eyecup! It has been a few years since I shot with an old 5dm3 and an angle finder, but that was the closest to modern-day waist-level that can be found, and now you cannot do it, I guess. I used to love to shoot that way, taking off the eyecup and attaching the expensive right-angle finder. I keep wanting a removable eyecup nowadays too, or a way to have a viewfinder that folds up on a 90-degree angle, or has a top-down view like the old waist-finders. The FUJI medium format has the flip-up and removable viewfinder, and I had a Canon m3 with the detachable viewfinder that flips up. I would love to see them come out with a body that had removable viewfinders.
Now that camera bodies no longer need that mirror box I would like to see some innovation on body design instead of a camera that just looks boringly like a smaller DSLR. I want to see a removable flat LCD panel ON TOP, not on the back. Why is this such a hard thing to design or do? Why is the current body design, viewfinder, and form factor so locked in?
I see that huge viewfinder bump on mirrorless Canon's and it makes no sense
. The RP is the only body without that huge annoying VF bump.